ENTEROVIRUS PCR CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
This test detects Enteroviruses, the leading cause of aseptic meningitis.
Specimen Collection Requirements
CSF, 0.5 mL undiluted, noncentrifuged
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen at -70°C: up to 1 month
4 hours from receipt of specimen
Positive for Enterovirus by PCR
Positive enterovirus results do not rule out other causes of meningitis including bacteria, fungi and other viruses. Negative enterovirus results do not entirely rule out enterovirus as a cause of meningitis, as virus, if present, may be below detection levels. Does not detect Parechovirus.
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